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Friday, 12 August 2011

Day 65 – 11 August, 2011 – L’Islet, Quebec to Riviere du Loup, Quebec

It has rained through the night and promises to be a soggy day.  It is only 18 degrees when I set off at 8:00 a.m.  During one downpour, I huddled under a fruit vender’s tent.  (Through my broken French, I discovered his dog’s name was Ullysses.)  When the rain broke, I set off again, but the downpours just kept coming and I just kept going.  There was construction at Riviere Ouelle.  For 3 km, there was no asphalt, so by the end I was now covered in dirt.  At least I know when the new pavement goes down, there will be a nice bike lane/shoulder.  Brian kept showing up with snacks.  I think we both knew that if I stopped for lunch, I would be done!  There was some climbing today, but no bugs and no headwind.  There are other cyclists out here, which was strange.  One group is part of a tour from San Francisco to St John.  Around 1 p.m. the temperature started to drop and mist was forming on the roadway, limiting visibility.  Brian found a spot to pull over.  I had a shower, a bowl of soup and I was soon napping with Sassy!  Total today 96 km. 

Riviere Trois Saumon

1 comment:

  1. God Bless your soggy little heart Annie Girl!
    Glad you made through that day safely!
    Love Beth & Bob